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Old 03-12-2005, 01:18 AM   #11
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oh yeah, thats Buck's bike from TSW. I am pretty sure he does have the raked trees.
Yeah,he's got'em
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Old 03-12-2005, 02:55 AM   #12
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and one crazy copper who is running 9" struts WITH a lowering kit.
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Old 03-14-2005, 10:25 PM   #13
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That's one crazy sum bitch.....

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Old 03-15-2005, 06:42 AM   #14
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Old 04-23-2005, 02:48 AM   #15
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I am not an expert, but I know a little about struts.
I would recommend that you dont go lower than 9.5" however there are folks here that have gone with 9" and one crazy copper who is running 9" struts WITH a lowering kit.
They have had good luck with it, but others havent been so lucky. The 9" struts are very low, to the point where if youre not thinkiing about it, and take a turn to fast, you'll scrape frame and dump the bike (just ask Fegs).
I am running 10" struts on mine. I went with that size because of the billski taillight mod. Any lower and it wouldnt fit under the fender. I have about .25" clearance. I also didnt lower the front end at all, and it looks good and level to me.

As far as the raked trees go, I looked at them, but I dont think I am gonna do it. Ive read some stuff that shows how it can effect the trailing, and the dangers of the trailing being incorrect.

Hope this helps,....just my .02
Let me tell ya, that installing a 6* or 7* rake on our bike is not gonna fuck up the trail enough to hurt anything on our bike. I've had mine on for almost 6 months now....have had it up to 90 -100 mph and that bike is more steady now then it was with a stock tree, man. Besides it looking fucking kick ass, it's one of the best suspension mods I've done.

If one plans on doing more than a 7* rake, then you might want to think about cutting the neck to make sure the trail is still good. My .02 cents.

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Old 05-28-2005, 01:48 AM   #16
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Question Lowering Springs

My name is emiliesman(Mitch) and I just purchased a 2001 SS750. So much fun! I added a custom rear brake light and turn signals and now would like to drop the back end. I will be doing the VTX coversion with the 200 tire so this is a factor too. Is cutting the springs safe? Any help would be great! Thanks!
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Old 05-28-2005, 06:49 AM   #17
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My name is emiliesman(Mitch) and I just purchased a 2001 SS750. So much fun! I added a custom rear brake light and turn signals and now would like to drop the back end. I will be doing the VTX coversion with the 200 tire so this is a factor too. Is cutting the springs safe? Any help would be great! Thanks!

First things first:

FUCK OFF NOOB!!!

Welcome to the nuthouse!
One thing you'll learn is no pics = no custom rear brake light and turn signals.
As for cutting the springs, check with Tangledj.
Welcome again and good luck.
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Old 05-28-2005, 08:55 AM   #18
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My name is emiliesman(Mitch) and I just purchased a 2001 SS750. So much fun! I added a custom rear brake light and turn signals and now would like to drop the back end. I will be doing the VTX coversion with the 200 tire so this is a factor too. Is cutting the springs safe? Any help would be great! Thanks!
Read through here and see if any of the info answers your questions on lowering with the VTX rim. If not try searching. I know it's on here somewhere.


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Old 05-28-2005, 11:26 PM   #19
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Talking Pics are on there way!

I'll post pics soon. My dads at the Indy 500 and has my digital camera, so by teh end of next week. WTF is NOOB? This site rocks! I'll find all the info I need I am sure! Any suggestions on lwering let me know if one thing works better than the other.
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Old 05-29-2005, 12:07 AM   #20
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